Sons And Lovers by D.H. Lawrence: Summary, Analysis & Themes


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In 'Sons and Lovers' by D.H. Lawrence, what is the prevalent cause for Paul's mother to focus so much of her attention on him?

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1. In 'Sons and Lovers' by D.H. Lawrence, Paul falls for a girl named Miriam, why does he end up rejecting her?

2. Who is Clare Dawes in 'Sons and Lovers' by D.H. Lawrence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers is a tale about a boy and his mother. The quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of the characters and theme of the novel. The quiz will ask you about the predominant reason Paul's mother focuses her attention on him and the reason Paul rejects Miriam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Sons and Lovers:

  • Identity of Clare Dawes
  • Central theme of the novel
  • The reason why Paul has difficulty in human relationships

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on D.H. Lawrence's novel, Sons and Lovers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the central theme and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Paul rejects Miriam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the main reason Paul's mother pays so much attention to him

Additional Learning

Learn more about this novel by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Sons And Lovers by D.H. Lawrence: Summary, Analysis & Themes. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the main characters
  • Review the plot in two parts
  • Analyze the conflicts in the story
  • Understand the theme of the novel